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post #2511 of 5083
I asked this earlier but don't think people saw it.

"Will the EK backplate do the same thing as the EVGA backplate and reduce the temp by a couple of degress? Or is it pure decoration?

Also, since the GTX 465 exhausts some of the hot air through the hole in the PCB out the back, wouldn't this actually increase temps? EVGA's backplate has holes around area I think."
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post #2513 of 5083
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Originally Posted by ebolamonkey3 View Post
I asked this earlier but don't think people saw it.

"Will the EK backplate do the same thing as the EVGA backplate and reduce the temp by a couple of degress? Or is it pure decoration?

Also, since the GTX 465 exhausts some of the hot air through the hole in the PCB out the back, wouldn't this actually increase temps? EVGA's backplate has holes around area I think."
Best thing to do is the get it and see. I would be inclined to say it was more for decoration really.
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post #2514 of 5083
I think covering the hole would have a very, very small impact on the temperatures because the majority of the heat is pushed up towards the PCB and then it goes sideways. So the amount of air that goes straight through the hole is pretty small.

But I recommend experimenting by covering that hole with something that would be similar to the backplate. I am serious!
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post #2515 of 5083
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I asked this earlier but don't think people saw it.

"Will the EK backplate do the same thing as the EVGA backplate and reduce the temp by a couple of degress? Or is it pure decoration?

Also, since the GTX 465 exhausts some of the hot air through the hole in the PCB out the back, wouldn't this actually increase temps? EVGA's backplate has holes around area I think."
I don't think the little blower vent holes make much difference for allowing hot air to escape through the back of the card. Blocking those holes wouldn't change much IMO. However, I don't think this (or any backplate) would really reduce temps that tremendously. However, this one is noticeably thicker than the EVGA, and as such, I would expect it to hold more heat than the EVGA would and thus perform not as well.

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Apparently, my motherboard has a bad memory slot in it. Not gonna be using the EVGA board again, I think. Gonna RMA and use it as a backup. This is why it was only showing 3.99gb of 6gigs usable before. I tested each stick individually, and the system wont POST with a stick by itself in slot 1. Slot 2 boots fine. Slot 1 and 2, 4gigs, 2 usable. It's off topic, but I'm just frustrated.
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post #2517 of 5083
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Originally Posted by ebolamonkey3 View Post
I asked this earlier but don't think people saw it.

"Will the EK backplate do the same thing as the EVGA backplate and reduce the temp by a couple of degress? Or is it pure decoration?

Also, since the GTX 465 exhausts some of the hot air through the hole in the PCB out the back, wouldn't this actually increase temps? EVGA's backplate has holes around area I think."
I wouldn't purchase the EK backplate in hopes to reduce temps unless you're running an SLI setup. I was considering it so that I could prevent the bottom card from blowing a huge amount of hot air onto the top card.
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Apparently, my motherboard has a bad memory slot in it. Not gonna be using the EVGA board again, I think. Gonna RMA and use it as a backup. This is why it was only showing 3.99gb of 6gigs usable before. I tested each stick individually, and the system wont POST with a stick by itself in slot 1. Slot 2 boots fine. Slot 1 and 2, 4gigs, 2 usable. It's off topic, but I'm just frustrated.
It's X58 so can't you just use slots 4,5,6 instead of 1,2,3. Or if they alternate use 2,4,6 instead of 1,3,5?

I know it's still reason to RMA, but since you have Triple-channel, you should check the other slots.
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It's X58 so can't you just use slots 4,5,6 instead of 1,2,3. Or if they alternate use 2,4,6 instead of 1,3,5?

I know it's still reason to RMA, but since you have Triple-channel, you should check the other slots.
Won't POST with 2,4, and 6.
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Won't POST with 2,4, and 6.
What about using the other three slots?
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